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Garden Suburb Junior School

Supporting children who speak English as an additional language (EAL)

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At Garden Suburb Junior School we value the rich diversity of our school community. We have pupils from all around the world and over 30 languages are spoken.

Languages in our school

         Bengali       Korean      Hindi     Hungarian    Slovenian   Serbian   Turkish    

            Greek     Malay     Italian      Albanian      Romanian         Bosnian       

                Portuguese       Romanian         Mandarin      Fula    Russian   Farsi   

             Somali              Hebrew              Bulgarian     German      Philipino

        Czech    French     Polish    Urdu  Japanese    Lithuanian

                                       Spanish      Gujarati      Tamil   Arabic           


English as an Additional Language is a valuable asset to your child's education. At  Garden Suburb Junior School, we recognise bilingualism as a strength and celebrate the rich diversity that different cultures bring to our community. We also provide support for the children who may require additional support with English.

In this section of the website you will find ideas and resources to support your child as they learn English.


Listen to audio books on websites such as Oxford Owl e-books (

or CBeebies:


Dual language audio stories in English and several other languages are available on this website:


Complete activities/ play games on websites designed to support English language learning, for example British Council Learn English:


Support and resources for parents and carers who have children who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) at school.


Look at this web page to find out how to speak in different languages


Learn English Kids - This website has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.

Word Reference - This website contains fun, interactive ways to strengthen children's language skills.